On this day: September 22nd, 1862

The Emancipation Proclamation was announced on this day in 1862.  Utilize TeachingBooks.net’s online resources, like Book Guides and Book Readings, to encourage students’ interest in and exploration of books about this part of history.

For example, read Gloria Whelan’s picture book The Listeners (Sleeping Bear Press, 2009) and find activities and lesson plans in this corresponding Book Guide.





Listen to authors Fredrick and Patricia McKissack discuss their book, Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the United States (Scholastic, 2003) in this original Book Reading.





Share with students David Blight’s A Slave No More (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007), which includes first-person accounts of former slaves, and find discussion questions in this Book Guide.





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